In addition to funding, Short Circuit also provides free training to new and emerging filmmakers.

We run regular events with our partners Glasgow Film – check out our Events page for more info.

Currently, Short Circuit’s training offer includes two courses that take place once a year:


Applications are now open for Convergence 2023!

Short Circuit will select up to 10 applicants who will develop their screenwriting skills and industry knowledge through online development workshops, peer group discussions, masterclasses and 1-2-1 sessions.

Successful applicants will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting shorts and feature films, including how to work on character, structure and theme and the particularities of writing screen narratives.

The programme will start in early January 2023 and will run for three months until March 2023, where a final pitch event will take place – also online – in front of an industry panel. There is no cost to participate in the programme.  

Deadline to apply: Sunday 13th November, 11.59pm

Producer Accelerator

Applications are currently closed for this opportunity.

This course is aimed at producers at the start of their careers who are looking to take that next step into the industry but may need support in furthering their knowledge of the industry or expanding their skillset. 

More details will be announced on this page soon, please join our mailing list to be the first to know about this upcoming opportunity.